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AMD Showcases Kaveri APU Performance at Computex 2013

AMD is demonstrating its fourth generation of APUs -- the Kaveri APUs -- at Computex 2013. The Kaveri APUs would be the first APUs to feature AMD's upcoming steamroller cores. The chips will be baked on a lithography of 28 nm, and the Steamroller cores would feature a 15 to 20 percent improvement in IPC (Instructions per Cycle).

The biggest new feature that we can expect to see in the new Kaveri APUs is the HUMA memory architecture that was announced earlier. 

The demonstration of the Kaveri APU's performance is shown in a video below, with use of what appears to be Ruby: Project Phoenix.

For more on AMD's future plans, check out our coverage of the press conference at Computex 2013.

  • ismaeljrp
    I am really looking foward to seeing Steamroller performance vs Piledriver
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  • slomo4sho
    This looks promising. It would be nice to see a 6 and/or 8 core APU incorporated into the Kaveri lineup.
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  • BrutalPigeon
    I really hope they will bring the TDP's down to 95W and still make 15-20% IPC improvments with Steamroller. That would be salvation for AMD desktop lineup...
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  • BrutalPigeon
    I really hope they will bring the TDP's down to 95W and still make 15-20% IPC improvments with Steamroller. That would be salvation for AMD desktop lineup...
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  • BrutalPigeon
    I really hope they will bring the TDP's down to 95W and still make 15-20% IPC improvments with Steamroller. That would be salvation for AMD desktop lineup...
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  • BrutalPigeon
    I really hope they will bring the TDP's down to 95W and still make 15-20% IPC improvments with Steamroller. That would be salvation for AMD desktop lineup...
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  • somebodyspecial
    So this won't come close to intel either...yawn. They needed 40% ipc or more. They needed to catch haswell. With the rumored specs it should have much higher perf, so the rumors are NOT true I guess.
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  • technoholic
    At last. Now that we have Haswell and new geforce series GPUs around, i was waiting for news about Kaveri. Any info about specs yet?
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  • Maxx_Power
    GREAT. Now launch on time at a reasonable price.
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  • shikamaru31789
    Kaveri looks to be pretty promising. Looks like it should about match the performance of the APU in the Xbox One, though it may fall short of the PS4's APU. Console gamers wanting to switch to PC should be able to get a small mini-itx case and just run a Kaveri APU and still have both the performance and the small form factor of a console. If you want even more graphical power, you can always pair the Kaveri with a low profile or single slot 7750 for Dual Graphics, and still have a console form factor.
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